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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Leyte landings, 18 November 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 5 April 1945
Lingayen Gulf landing, 11 to 12 January 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|3 to 27 September 1945|
|19 to 23 October 1945|
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|103k||Gilliam (APA-57) steaming at 18 knots during trials, 28 July 1944, a few days before commissioning. Her 5"/38 gun on the
stern is pointed at the camera.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # Unknown (probably also 80-G-242729), courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|41k||USS Gilliam (APA-57) under way, date and location unknown.||Ted Aanenson|
|127k||Operation Crossroads prospective target ships and support ships at Pearl Harbor in a photo released, 27 February 1946.
Ships present from front to rear include:
USS Crittenden (APA-77),
USS Catron (APA-71),
USS Bracken (APA-64),
USS Burleson (APA-67),
USS Gilliam (APA-57),
USS Fallon (APA-81), one unidentified ship,
USS Fillmore (APA-83),
USS Kochab (AKS-6),
USS Luna (AKS-7) and an unidentified tanker and liberty ship. Identifiable on the right are
USS LSM-203 and
USS LSM-465. Farther in the background are a floating drydock and a merchant ship hulk with unidentified fittings forward of the bridge.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-702126 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|78k||USS Gilliam (APA-57) under way at Pearl Harbor in a photograph back stamped 5 May 1946. Her hull frame numbers have been
painted on her side and brackets are visible on the bow and bridge for possible monitoring equipment. Note that little, if any, equipment has been removed from the
ship. She was the ship closest to the detonation point of the first atomic bomb tested at Bikini and sank immediately.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # 19-N-116845, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|01||CDR. Olsen, Hans Bernard USNR||1 August 1944 - 2 October 1945|
|02||LCDR. Lindgren, Vincent C., USNR||2 October 1945 - 17 December 1945|
|03||LT. Bradford, Standish J., USNR||17 December 1945 - 18 December 1945|
|04||CAPT. Williamson, Delbert Fred, USN :RADM||18 December 1945 - 5 July 1946|
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